Xylem installs UV disinfection in Florida

Xylem will supply its Wedeco LBX Series UV disinfection system to heighten protection against cryptosporidium at the City of West Palm Beach Water Treatment Plant, the first plant in Florida to add UV disinfection.

Currently producing 47 million gallons of water per day (MGD), the facility treats water from East Clear Lake for potable use by the City of West Palm Beach and surrounding communities, including a number of critical medical facilities. Upon completion of the upgrade project, the plant will serve over 110,000 people, with a maximum treatment capacity of 50 MGD.

The addition of Xylem’s Wedeco UV treatment solution will enhance the treatment plant’s protection against cryptosporidium, aiming to provide 100% redundancy in the disinfection process with an additional barrier to pathogens.